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Provides general and specialized direct and indirect patient care through the application of evidence based nursing practice to patients of all ages on assigned nursing unit; demonstrates competency in the behavioral, growth and development, physical, and psychosocial needs of the population served. Performs accurate and complete admission assessment/reassessments within the specified time frame as applies to unit. Assesses, documents and manages patient’s pain using appropriate pain scale. Prioritizes and documents patient problems based on assessed needs/problems in collaboration with patient, family, and health care team. Plans delivery of patient care in collaboration with other disciplines to promote wellness and facilitates the discharge planning process. Documents changes in patient condition and effectiveness and timeliness of care/intervention. Evaluates, updates, and revises plan of care to facilitate achievement of expected outcomes. Assesses educational needs of patients and significant other considering cultural issues and other special challenges. Provides teaching and educational material to the patient and/or significant other including but not limited to the topics when applicable: diagnostic tests and procedures, safe and proper use of equipment, reason for safe use of medication, food/drug interaction, injury prevention, self-care and nutritional needs. Utilizes the 5 rights of medication administration. Knows actions, usual dosage, indications and side effects of medications administered. Validates and documents patient and family understanding of teaching. Utilizes KDMC reporting mechanisms for any medication error, misses, etc. Delegates appropriate components of the nursing care plan to other members of the nursing team. Demonstrates a positive, concerned and sensitive response in the workplace. Interacts with patients, visitors, and all personnel in a courteous, helpful manner; resolves conflict in a constructive manner, maintains confidentiality regarding patients, families, and co-workers; demonstrates respect for individual cultural and social differences.
Graduate of a school of nursing and maintains licensure as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and other state(s) as required. Achieves and maintains current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider Certification.
While performing the duties of this job the team member is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms: climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The team member must regularly lift and or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
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